Teachers have been challenged to be innovative and venture into other income generating activities to supplement their earnings.
The challenge was made Thursday by Joseph Murekeraho, the Director of the Umwalimu Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) during the teachers’ workshop in Kigali.
“Teachers should not just be content with their basic salaries. You should engage in other income generating activities in order to raise more money to support your families,” he said, asking teachers to invest their earnings into profitable projects.
“There are many business opportunities available for teachers. I want to encourage you to invest more and to adopt a savings culture,” he said.
The workshop which brought together 16 teachers from each district aimed at forming a dialogue on improving the education system in the country.
“The SACCO has already issued over Rwf 1million as loans. It is open for more teachers who would be interested in the loaning scheme,” Murekereho said.
Currently SACCO has over 3,400 members.